Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment MA

Interested in finding out more about this programme? Book your place at the Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 2 April 2014.

This masters degree will:

  • enable you to analyse and reflect on your professional experience
  • examine new developments in policy and practice
  • give you the skills to become a successful leader
  • help you to create and sustain change.


This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • comprehend, analyse, debate and evaluate viewpoints
  • improve your research literacy and research skills
  • develop your expertise in curriculum development, teaching and learning and assessment practices.

Who is this programme for?

Professionals in education – for example, teachers, lecturers, inspectors or those working for government agencies.

Entry requirements

A good first degree, plus an approved teaching qualification or at least two years' teachingl experience.

Core topics

  • Curriculum design and development
  • Investigating research

Plus either:

  • Assessment: Issues and practice


  • Assessment for learning
  • Educational testing.

Related topics

  • Effective learning
  • Critical perspective on teaching and learning.

How are you assessed?

By 5,000-word coursework assignments and a 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.


Face-to-face evening and occasional Saturday sessions. Some modules are also available online.

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • heads of department, deputy heads and headteachers in UK schools
  • curriculum developers in government education departments
  • university lecturers and researchers
  • PhD students.


Core modules

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